CHG - People - Michael Marshall
Dr. Michael Marshall
Climate Change Scientist
Land Surface Processes, Remote Sensing
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254207224244
Curriculum Vitae

Michael is broadly interested in the interaction of land surface processes with the atmosphere and how this interaction impacts rural society. After receiving his B.S. in physics from UCSD, he served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania. He received a Fulbright Fellowship after earning his M.A. in Environmental Science and Policy at Clark University to evaluate the socioeconomic impacts of climate change on the spread of malaria and cholera in communities around Lake Victoria. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from U.C. Santa Barbara in 2010. His dissertation titled, "Modeling Evapotranspiration in sub-Saharan Africa: A Tool for Food Security Analysis" synthesized remote sensing and land surface reanalysis to parametrize a low cost and effective evapotranspiration model. He began his current position at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya after completing a Mendenhall Post-doctoral Research Fellowship through the U.S. Geological Survey. His work at ICRAF utilizes a suite of hyper- spatial and spectral remote sensing and other relevant data to better understand land-atmosphere coupling for climate prediction and for integration into analytical platforms that improve mitigation and adaptation decision-making.